Category: Other sports
Other sports 10:07

Plucky Pliskova stuns Serena with epic Australian Open fightback

Serena Williams squandered four match points and blew a 5-1 lead in the deciding set as seventh seed Karolina Pliskova produced a fightback for the ages to claim a 6-4 4-6 7-5 quarter-final win over the American great at the Australian Open on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Williams, chasing a milestone...

Other sports 13:36

Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open’s main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium’s speakers implored spectators to welcome “the world’s No. 1 player — from Romania, Simona Halep.” Williams, wearing headphones, quickly pivoted and retreated...

Other sports 10:29

US Shiffrin wins again to continue march towards history

Mikaela Shiffrin continued her remarkable romp towards a third straight World Cup overall title with a 10th win of the season in a giant slalom in Italy. The 23-year old American superstar led by more than a second after the first run in Kronplatz and stayed clear to beat France’s Tessa Worley to clinch...

Other sports 15:30

Rafael Nadal wakes up journalist in Australian Open press conference

Rafael Nadal stopped his Australian Open press conference to wake up a journalist who fell asleep this morning. Nadal battled past James Duckworth in his opening match with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 victory, express.co.uk reports. The Spaniard is hoping to put recent injury woes behind him with a strong showing...

Other sports 14:27

Federer: Murray departure has hit us hard

Swiss great Roger Federer hopes retiring Briton Andy Murray can finish his career “the way he wants” at Wimbledon later this year, the BBC reports. Meanwhile, world number one Novak Djokovic says he will carry “beautiful memories” from his time on and off court with the Scot. Murray, 31, plans...

Other sports 14:41

Spain arrests 15 people in tennis match-fixing investigation

Law enforcement officials in Spain have arrested 15 people in an investigation into tennis match-fixing by an Armenian criminal gang, the BBC reports. Spain’s Civil Guard said 83 people were implicated, among them 28 players from the ITF Futures and Challenger tours. One of those arrested is Spanish...

Other sports 14:24

‘Never broken down like this’ – Roger Federer in tears as he discusses tragic coach’s death

Swiss tennis icon Roger Federer has fought back tears in a touching tribute to his former coach, who died in a freak accident while on his honeymoon. The all-time tennis star let his emotions get the better of him during an interview recorded for CNN in the lead-up to the Australian Open on Monday...

Other sports 10:57

Alexander Zverev suffers injury scare ahead of Australian Open

Alexander Zverev’s preparations for the Australian Open suffered a blow as he withdrew from the World Tennis Challenge due to an injury scare, according to media reports. The world No 4, who competed in the Hopman Cup last week, was due to take on Borna Coric in the Adelaide exhibition event on Monday...

Other sports 11:42

Federer: Djokovic is Australian Open favourite

World number three Roger Federer thinks Novak Djokovic will be the man to beat in the first major of the year in Melbourne, Fox Sports reports. Roger Federer says Novak Djokovic is the favourite to win the Australian Open, despite a surprise defeat in Doha on Friday. Djokovic missed out on a title in...

Other sports 11:52

Federer takes Swiss into Hopman Cup final

Roger Federer ensured Switzerland would have the chance to defend their Hopman Cup title with a straight-sets win over Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas at the mixed teams tournament in Perth on Thursday, AFP reports. The 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/4) win by the 20-time Grand Slam champion in his men’s singles...

Other sports 09:06

Whyte KOs Chisora in round 11 of heavyweight fight

Dillian Whyte stopped Dereck Chisora in the 11th round of an all-British heavyweight bout at the 02 Arena on Saturday to make a claim to be Anthony Joshua’s next challenger, AP reports. A largely competitive fight was instantly ended when Whyte threw a powerful left hook that left Chisora unconscious...

Other sports 14:37

F1 exploring options for a London grand prix, says Ross Brawn

Ross Brawn, Formula One’s head of motorsport, has again raised the prospect of holding a race in London but insisted it need not be at the expense of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, where the contract ends next year. Brawn, who plans the future of the sport for the owner Liberty Media, said...

Other sports 14:06

Hirscher claims another record with 63rd World Cup win

Marcel Hirscher admitted it felt surreal to become the most successful Austrian World Cup racer of all-time after clinching victory in the slalom in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. The 29-year-old bounced back from his giant slalom disappointment the day before, in which he finished in sixth after three mistakes...